The Daily Blog Open Mic – Tuesday 24th October 2017

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  1. We sent this letter today to support rail use.

    24th October 2017.

    James Renwick,
    Professor School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences.
    BSc (Hons), Mathematics, Canterbury, (1977); MSc, Statistics,
    Victoria University of Wellington.

    Dear James,

    Such a pleasure to review your report on Climate change and NZ emissions of emissions it is very sadly needed to be highlighted today.
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=2018618970

    https://vimeo.com/238677734

    Of special interest to our committee is the large increase of freight truck use we are monitoring in HB/Gisborne regions NZ average of 6% annually is now at 12% in Gisborne/HB for freight movements of 36% of NZ exports of our products from both east coast provinces.

    I commend your report and will advance this document as signalling a return of freight back to rail in our regions as Hon’ Winston Peters has for several years attended meetings in both East coast provinces has pledged in Government to bring back our mothballed rail system into service again which will have an extremely useful method of helping to reduce our climate change emissions again.

    I would like to converse with you in the weeks ahead, and offer our study reports to you as we have conducted them often in collusion with other agencies and may be very useful for your continuing studies also.

    Warmest regards,

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=2018618970
    https://vimeo.com/238677734
    A new report http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=2018618970 on climate change has painted a stark picture of New Zealand’s contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions. It says climate change is already potentially irreversibly affecting the country’s natural systems, and many aspects of climate change will continue for centuries. Global gross emissions of greenhouse gases rose 50 per cent from 1990 to 2013, mainly due to people burning more fossil fuels for electricity generation, heat, transport, manufacturing and construction. Despite New Zealand’s contribution being quite small at 0.17 per cent, we have the fifth-highest level of emissions per person of the 35 countries in the OECD. Kathryn Ryan speaks with James Renwick, a professor at the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences at Victoria University who contributed to the report.
    Key findings of ‘Our atmosphere and climate 2017’ report
    Ministry for the EnvironmentPLUS
    Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ environmental reporting looks at the pressures, state and impacts on the environment and tracks change over time. Here are some key findings from Our atmosphere and climate 2017.

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